scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Ahem and sexism in Scouting
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Sat Jun 10 2000 - 15:00:33 CDT
Okay already, no duck metaphors this time: At least one person mistakenly
though that I was saying that women are "ducks" who don't belong in
scouting. Before anyone else out there feels moved to e-mail me, let me say
that I meant that there is no place for sexism, sexist statements, or any
misogynist comments in Scouting. I believe that a "positive male role-model"
is one who models respect for everyone and a statement such as the one made
should be just as abhorred as racist remarks!
Yes, I do have issues with women in Boy Scouting, but, my comment had
nothing to do with that issue! I am by no means a sexist, my arguments are
based solely on the psycho-social development needs of young boys and NOT on
a lack of respect for the abilities women or any blanket condemnation of